Facebook is asking potential victims of 'revenge porn' to share their own nude photos with the platform in order to stop these acts of revenge in its digital tracks.
This new pilot program is launching in the United States, United Kingdom Canada and Australia where users can submit their photos. In return of the submission, Facebook can prevent the same photo from being uploaded to the site again.
In a statement, Facebook said the safety and well-being of those in the Facebook community is a priority:
“The safety and well-being of the Facebook community is our top priority,” Ms Davis said. “As part of our continued efforts to better detect and remove content that violates our community standards, we’re using image matching technology to prevent non-consensual intimate images from being shared on Facebook, Instagram, Facebook Groups and Messenger.”
This new program has mixed reviews online. What are your thoughts?